Matt started and runs the Mochary Foundation which currently runs two programs. The first teaches hard-core convicted criminals the basic skills needed to get and keep a legitimate job. The program aims to eliminate the need for these individuals to resort to "dealing or stealing" in order to eat. The second identifies the smartest young teens in New York's poorest neighborhoods and mentors them to ensure that they make it “out” to excellent boarding schools and universities. The foundation also provideS grants so that these exceptional students can attend advanced academic summer boot-camp.
Matt has also produced and directed several feature-length films, including The Gloves and Favela Rising, winner of 36 international film festival awards. He continues to invest actively through his family office, the Mochary Group.
Prior to these efforts, Matt was a founder and Chairman of Totality, an outsourced provider of internet application maintenance services. Totality was sold to MCI/Verizon and is now known as Verizon Business.
Matt was a Partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, a $1 billion venture fund focused on communications and internet services. He has been a director at OnSite Access, InternetConnect, Apex Site Management, and Nassau Broadcast Holdings. Matt earlier worked as a consultant with Bain & Co.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Matt earned his MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School where he was named an F.C. Austin Scholar, and received his BA degree from Yale. Matt has been an instructor and board member of the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School.
Matt is a member of Fellows Class 2 and served his fellowship under mentor Brion Applegate at Spectrum Equity Investors in Palo Alto, CA.